Jan 8th

 

“Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. – Haruki Murakami”

This is a very short post to say that I will be blogging tomorrow morning so please come by and see me 🙂 

In the meanwhile, I leave you with this picture I took this past weekend in Los Angeles. 

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January 4th

It’s time for you to live your own life without worrying about the expectations of others.- Unknown 

I have a question

Who the hell goes out and buys this thing and then proceeds to wear it in public?

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Is this one of those moments where I realize I am getting older and I no longer know what fashion is or means? I feel like this “puffer shrug” <—–According to Nordstroms makes someone look like they are standing in the middle of a cloud. I’m super confused by it. Is this a boob warmer?

“Hello sales lady, I am looking for a jacket that only warms my upper back and boobs…forget about my stomach and lower back, they can handle the cold. It’s my upper back I am really concerned about. OH! You have the puffer shrug?! I will take 3. Ohhhhh it’s only $40 marked down from $60. How fantastic! You really can’t find deals nowadays for half of a coat like this one.” 

Meh.

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Tommy and I went to Porto’s Bakery for lunch today and I got fatter. Fooooooo shoooooooo. This place is legendary. Everyone knows about Porto’s. It’s fantastic, the food is great, the lines are long, the service is fast, everyone is happy.

I had a delicious Turkey melt sandwich, strawberry smoothie and we shared a tasty dessert. Tessa also came with us and of course everyone tried to steal her from us. Who wouldn’t. Look at this face!

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After lunch I did a good deed. I found a man’s bank card just hanging out on a parking meter where he probably left it because he was zoning out staring at some hot girl walking by or maybe a cute puppy. I took the card back to work with me and mailed it to the address on the back of the card so it can be sent to the Island of Misfit Bank Cards. It is actually just being sent back to the bank’s corporate office.

This happened to me one other time where I returned someone’s bank card and you know what ended up happening…….someone did the same thing for me. Well sorta…..

This was the scene. Do you have your popcorn ready? Are you sitting down? Ok so here it goes……

I took my backpack out of my car and flung it over my shoulder. I had no idea that one of the zippers was open and my wallet went flying to the ground into the gutter unbeknownst to me. When I figured out my wallet was missing I went back to my car to look for it. There was a note on my windshield saying “I think I have your wallet. Please call me ### #####.) I called the number and the nice man made me describe my wallet in detail to make sure it was truly mine. It was and he returned it with all my credit cards and cash still in it.

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Karma: It’s real. 

I am making Tommy go on a adventure tonight with me after I get off of work. We have officially started pulling things out of the Fun Jar that I was talking about a few days ago in a post. Actually, to be fair we didn’t pull anything out of a jar. Tonight we are going to go to places I have already been but he hasn’t. It will still be fun though 🙂

We are going to start off getting dinner in Silverlake at GOOD Microbrew & Grill then we are going to head off to one of my all time favorite gift stores in LA. It’s called Wacko Soap Plant and it’s basically a store filled with every unique, funny, cool, weird gift, toy, trincket, whatchamacallit, blah blah blah, art stuff, etc etc. ping pong ting ting things you can think of. They also have an art gallery in the back where you can check out really cool pieces and buy them if you are rich like the dude I saw driving down the street today in a Ferrari.

We are going to end our night dancing in the rain feeding each other waffles. Actually we won’t but I should probably try that out sometime.

Side Note: After I wrote that sentence I went to Google and typed in “Rain & Waffles” This was the first result

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Instead, we are going to head over to the 4100 bar because I really like the interior of the place. It looks like you are sitting in some dark mysterious lounge in India. I am not even sure what that means considering I have never sat in a dark mysterious lounge in India but I am thinking that is what it would be like.

In terms of my Fun Jar, I did some research on cool bars because I am sure Tommy will enjoy them since he is a real adult and drinks adult beverages. I on the other hand rarely drink and I can’t be bothered by obnoxious prices that people charge for drinks. I have other things I want to buy….like vitamins and dvd’s on Amazon.com

Boy am I a buzz kill (pun intended.)

I do like to check out bars though for the experience of it all, not just for the drinking or lackthereof. With that said, I found a bunch of “hidden gems” in LA where you can’t get in without a password or you need to know specific details about the location in order to find it. I will be sure to write about it/review it on here when I go.

That’s about it for now! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!! Friday is here! You know what that means! Kiss your neighbor and be nice to your grandpa unless he’s the Grandpa from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Case in Point:

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Scumbag Grandpa meme

XOXO

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January 2, 2013

I’m stronger because I had to be. I’m smarter because of my mistakes. I’m happier because I’ve overcome the sadness I have known and I’m wiser because I’ve learned from my life. -Unknown

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!

Ok I’m back.

The holidays are over, I am definitely fatter…..in fact, I am avoiding the scale completely but I am really really really happy.

This feels really weird that I am updating people about my life because I am seriously no one..just some weird chick living in LA, working and hanging out with my boyfriend and dog but I noticed people are still visiting my blog so I guess you guys are gluttons for punishment and want to know what’s going on with me. So here it goes:

What I have been doing for the past 2 weeks: 

  • I moved in completely to my new place. It’s wonderful and I love it.
  • Tommy came into town 2 weeks ago because he is on winter break from school so I have been spending every waking moment with him.
  • I had THEE BEST TIME in the Nico Vega music video for their song Beast that is about to blow up the charts. You just watch. Here are a few pictures from the shoot 66775_10151283062708718_2059896890_n227029_10151284114963718_413555109_n
  • I got really sick after drumming for 8 hours straight, covered in dust from the shoot 😦 I came down with a really bad cold that I am now 99% recovered from
  • Tommy and I went to Vegas and saw Zumanity. It was great even though I was sick and just ended up spending a lot of time in bed photo 1

    XO

    XO

  • photo 3Christmas, Hannukah and New Years Eve passed. I hung out with family, exchanged presents..the whole bit. 206710_318646194908105_1038750951_n
  • For New Years, Tommy and I had a really nice dinner in Downtown Pasadena and just enjoyed a quiet night at home.
  • For New Years Day, Tessa, Tommy and I went on a mini road trip to Salvation Mountain in Niland, CA. You might have heard of it if you ever saw the movie Into The Wild or you might have heard of it just because you know about really cool places to visit in California 🙂 I will let the pictures speak for itself and you can research it more if you ever want to visit……do it. 12555_321308554641869_599369921_n 63640_321304767975581_470836340_n
    On the way to Salvation Mountain you can stop by the Salton Sea which is California's largest lake. The salt content is pretty high resulting in a lot of dead fish on the shore. Call me morbid but I think this is pretty neat.

    On the way to Salvation Mountain you can stop by the Salton Sea which is California’s largest lake. The salt content is pretty high resulting in a lot of dead fish on the shore. Call me morbid but I think this is pretty neat.

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After going on this road trip and having as much fun as we had I have decided to make what I like to call a “Fun Jar” for Los Angeles. I made a “Fun Jar” when I lived in San Diego whereby I researched a lot of things to do in SD for free or cheap and I wrote each “thing” on a tiny piece of paper, crumbled it up and threw it in a jar. Everyday I would shake the jar, pull out a piece of paper and do whatever was on the paper. I would also purposely put things in the jar that I wouldn’t typically wouldn’t want to do, thereby forcing myself into doing things that are “out of the box” ….for me at least.

There are SO many things to do in every city that go overlooked. Granted, we had to pay for gas to get out to Salvation Mountain but visiting there is free (unless you want to donate to the man that lives out there and has dedicated his life to painting this mountain.)

Oftentimes I get into a routine of staying home out of laziness or just being too tired to do anything else other than watch Netflix. I think the Fun Jar for LA is going to be my New Years Resolution. I am going to find 30 things to do before I turn 30 out here in LA. I turn 30 in September which gives me 9 months to do a bunch of cool/fun stuff. I think it will also make me feel more connected to Los Angeles since it’s really not my ideal city to live in.

Ok there you have it. I am not going to pretend like my New Year’s Resolution is going to be to lose weight or get back on the weight loss train. If it comes off, it will. If I want to lose weight I will. If I want to eat like an idiot, I will. I don’t want to put a ton of pressure on myself to lose weight, fail and then feel like a loser like I have been my entire life, therefore I just won’t set the bar too high on this one. I will continue to blog but it will be more about what is going on in my life instead of losing weight and working out. I certainly will blog about that when it happens but I am not going to focus on it. I don’t know if this sounds like I am giving up or what but I just don’t want the focus to be on weight loss anymore. If anything I want the focus to be on eating more vegetables and lowering my cholesterol. So that’s about it….and now for the greatest news ever…….

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Tommy is moving back to Los Angeles in 2 weeks!!!! 

I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited about this!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are literally no words. Although I love Austin, TX and he does too life has thrown us a curve ball and he has decided to move back. Our goal is to move to Austin in the future (2-3 years) as a more permanent thing but as of right now he is going to come back to LA to go to school and be near me XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

That’s about it! I hope everyone has a beautiful day and thanks again for always coming back to read my blog.

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Dec 18th

Remember when I made a huge long post about how much I LOVEEEEE Nico Vega??!?!?!?!!? Probably not, so here you go…..CLICK HERE TO READ MY OLD POST ABOUT THE MOST AMAZING BAND IN THE WORLD. 

WELL GUESS WHAT!!!! I am leaving work in 15 minutes so I can drive down to Hollywood and be in their music video for their song Beast.

I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am about this. First off, Nico Vega is MY FAVORITE BAND!!! Secondly, BEAST is one of my favorite songs!!!! IT’S SO POWERFUL! BAHHHHAHAHAMA jsdlafjlsagjaelgjslafjsdlf saf

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Oh god. I will be sure to post about my experience soon.

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Christmas Tree on a budget

Saw this and laughed

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Dec 10th

I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile.- Abbey Lee Kershaw

I’m all moved in and IT FEELS GREAT!!!!

My highlight of the day: 

My neighbors are amazing. Every single one of them that I have met so far have been warm, welcoming and even helped me move my stuff into my place.

You know when people say their faith has been restored in humanity. Well..if I was one of those people that say those kinds of things then I probably would have said it a few times this weekend.

Let’s get back to the actual highlight of the day though. I am currently blogging because my neighbor is allowing me to jump onto her WIFI network and we are going to spilt the internet bill. This makes me SUPER HAPPY. I REALLYYYYYYY didn’t want to pay $40 a month or sign up on some contract just so I can go online and look at all the things I want to buy from Etsy and Amazon.com. I can definitely justify $20 a month though. The internet connection is also really really fast! This might be due to the fact that she and I share a common wall and we both have studios so I can’t imagine the modem being that far away from where I am sitting right now. Anyway, this really made my day and I am super happy that my neighbors are so awesome and that it feels like a community instead of a bunch of passing ships in the night.

Today I took some pictures of myself and sent them to my boyfriend. Here is the progression minus his reply pictures because although I am an open book I need to keep some things to myself even if they are totally innocent and could easily be shared with the world.

I sent this one first. This was my "What are you doing booger butt face! Work is almost over and I can't wait..."

I sent this one first. This was my “What are you doing booger butt face! Work is almost over and I can’t wait…”

I can't exactly remember why I made this stupid face but it was probably because I wanted to be corny.

I can’t exactly remember why I made this stupid face but it was probably because I wanted to be corny.

He made fun of my corny face winky point picture so I made the sad face.

He made fun of my corny face winky point picture so I made the sad face.

Ok I have had enough. It needs to December 19th now. That is when he comes into town and I get to have a cuddle party with him. These pictures are definitely a reflection of how stupid we are with each other but that’s the beauty of a nice, normal relationship. I am truly happy. It feels great.

Speaking of feeling great, I have been eating good and drinking nothing but water for the exception of one soda during moving day. I have no idea how much I weigh right now because I don’t actually own a scale. I am still deciding if I want to buy one or not for my new place. I will get back to you about that.

Last night was nice. My brother came to my new place and we WALKED over to The Americana. I emphasized the word walked because I am REALLY excited about the fact that I can walk to places like a movie theater, Target, a huge shopping center, Cheesecake Factory, a big grassy area where I can lay on the ground like a hippie staring up at the sky talking to myself and saying how much I love my life.

Here are a few pictures from last night:

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And now I present to you Tessa and Mr. Chicken looking happier than ever on her new couch chair:

If that isn't a happy dog, I don't know what is.

If that isn’t a happy dog, I don’t know what is.

Here is my front window that I get to wake up to every morning. I love the trees. There are squirrels living in there and humming birds that stop by to say hello. It’s really peaceful.

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Even though Tessa has always been an in-door dog despite her massive womanly size I feel like I really need to walk her more now that it’s just her and I in this apartment. I took her on a 30-minute walk before work, on my lunch break and another one is in store after I am finished with this post. Let’s make bets on who’s butt gets firmer from all these walks. My money is on Tessa.

I’m going to go back to organizing and putting things away before our last walk of the day.   I am currently watching the movie Half Baked while I do this task and laughing my ass off. Here is a clip from the movie. I am pretty convinced if I ever went to jail (which I wouldn’t because I am a major rule follower) I would be exactly like Kenny…..

“You guys believe in Angels? ….” BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

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Dec 7th

Things change. Stuff happens. Life goes on.- Elizabeth Scott

It’s 2:30pm and I haven’t taken a lunch break yet so I figured I would do it right now and blog.

I weighed myself this morning and lost another pound. I am 1 pound away from my lowest weight since the 90’s. I feel like I keep “teasing” talking about how much I weigh but not saying the number but I just don’t feel ready…….still. Just know that I weigh less then I did last year haha.

This is what I ate today: 

  • Black tea
  • Oatmeal
  • Candy Cane
  • Some skittles (I’m in the office again :/)
  • Waterrrrrrrrr
  • One tiny bread roll
  • Roast Beef and tomatoes (that sounds gross and it was)

As some of you know I am a Medical Social Worker and Director of Volunteers for a hospice organization. Today I recruited two more volunteers (9 total since I started this job in October 😀 ) one of which was for our Pet Therapy program. He is an 80-pound pitbull named Joey who is made of 100% baby kisses and sugar hugs. Here is a picture of him with my coworker during the volunteer interview

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What’s even cooler is his owner told me that he would go on hikes with me and Tessa and teach Tessa how to get along with other dogs since he was a dog trainer and manager of a dog kennel so he is really experienced with large breeds.

It’s not that Tessa DOESN’T get along with other dogs but she is very shy and anxious and is kind of a freak. I am moving to Glendale where he told me there are MANY hikes that I can bring Tessa on and he would be more than happy to go with me. I am really excited about this new venture. Tessa and I will lose weight together and she will become more social. Your life is about to change, DOG!

Have I ever told you how much I love my coworkers? I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE THEM.

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This is the kind of thing my coworkers and I do to each other. We are super corny.

This is the kind of thing my coworkers and I do to each other. We are super corny.

I was in the field all day yesterday. I came back to the office today and saw that one of my co-workers took red pen to my desk calendar....

I was in the field all day yesterday. I came back to the office today and saw that one of my co-workers took red pen to my desk calendar….

Anywho, so I’m sitting at my desk and my co-worker Liza calls me and says “Do you want to see the most disturbing thing…COME INTO MY OFFICE” So naturally I run into her office. She is watching a video of a Caterpillar turning itself into a chrysalis. I will admit that it wasn’t what I expected but it was still really disgusting. It felt disturbing to me and I am not sure why.

Then  my coworker says do you have trypophobia? My response: I don’t know yet 

She says “Watch this”

All it is, is a fear of holes. I could have come up with SO many jokes but I didn’t. I just laughed at her for being weird. I watched her watch that video and it was awesome. She was getting so freaked out and her arms were covered in chill bumps.

I walked out of her office thinking to myself “God, I love my job and coworkers.”

So great news!!! I move out tomorrow. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG YES.

More good news. My new place is going to be a few miles from the $2 movie theater that plays movies that were in the theaters last month. So basically, Lincoln, Breaking Dawn etc. etc. will be playing next month at this theater and I will just pay $2 instead of $11-$15 this month. SCORE.

That’s all I got for right now! I hope you are having a good day!

XO

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“There are no normal people, there are just different kinds of weird.”- Dan Harmon

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Dec 6th (Part 2)

Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still. – Haruki Murakami

I am still at the $63 mark for how much I have spent on furnishing my place so far. I have to admit that this has turned into a fun game. As I was driving home today I noticed a garage sale sign for the street next to my Grandma’s house. The sale is tomorrow and Saturday. I think I will stop by before work to see if they have a dishwasher rack.

In the meanwhile, I was on the “free stuff” section of Craigslist again and I ran into this ad that was posted tonight:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FREE AD THAT I’M REFERRING TO

That is my mom’s birthday. Weirddddddddddddd.

HIIIIII MOM!

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I had an extremely long and productive day today filled with actual professional work and packing all of my stuff so I can move out on Saturday. I am currently watching the movie “The Other Guys”

the-other-guyshorizontalI forgot how much I like this movie. It’s no Step Brothers but it’s still entertaining.

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There was a time in my life when I watched Step Brothers every single day.

EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

I just weighed myself at 8:15pm and I weighed as much as I did this morning = this makes me think I have lost a pound or so today considering I typically weigh more at night and this isn’t the case today. No clue though. We shall see tomorrow.

Is it Dec 19th yet? That is the date that Tommy is flying to California to spend a portion of his winter break and I will be seeing him. That would be weird if I wasn’t seeing him if he flew to California. I would assume we were broken up if that were the case. Bad joke.

Here’s what I ate the last two days. I have been really trying hard to watch myself and detox from caffeine/sugar/fatty gross foods.

December 4th

  • Banana
  • English muffin with VERY light butter and jelly
  • Hard boiled egg sans yolk
  • Vegetable soup (THANK YOU, DANIELA!)
  • Bread roll with soup
  • Handful of almonds
  • Fresh & Easy Chicken Potsticker, veggie, rice meal
  • Fudgesicle
  • Tons of Water

December 5th 

  • Berry Banana light Jamba Juice with vitamin boost
  • Tea
  • Half of a turkey sandwich from Panera bread + salad + half of a cookie
  • Almonds
  • Small bread roll from Panera (SO GOOD! Didn’t even need butter)
  • Apple
  • Spaghetti (Meatless sauce)
  • Roasted garlic cloves with a bit of olive oil (DELICIOUS)
  • Water, water, water

December 6th

  • Black Tea
  • Oatmeal
  • Almonds
  • Lemon Chicken Salad
  • Salmon with mushrooms/asparagus/potato slices
  • Fudgesicle
  • Tons of Water

I feel pretty good and my craving for soda went away faster then I thought. My craving for candy was wayyyyy better today then it was on the 4th but I think that’s because I was out in the field seeing patients and not in the office sitting at my desk staring at the Skittles jar that everyone loves.

I actually moved the Skittles jar to my coworker’s desk so that if I wanted some I have to physically get up and walk up to her desk and grab some. This makes me eat them far less than I would if they were just sitting arms length from me. I also have the accountability of someone staring at me every time I grab them especially considering all of my coworkers are mostly RN’s and LVN’s and they know I am trying to get healthy. Lot’s of pressure here to do the right thing.

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I’m tired now.

One time I had short, dark hair.

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That’s all I have to say for tonight.

Good night! XO

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